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Originally from Framingham, MA, Jason Yeager is a New York-based composer, pianist, and educator. He has released four albums as a leader or co-leader, most recently All At Onceness (Red Piano Records) and United (Inner Circle Music), the latter being named one of 2017's best and receiving a 4.5-star review in Downbeat. His first two albums, Ruminations and Affirmation (both on Inner Circle Music), featured nearly all original compositions. Yeager has played at such venues as the Blue Note in New York, Thelonious in Buenos Aires, and the Panama and Dominican Republic Jazz Festivals. Yeager has also performed and/or recorded with such artists as Luciana Souza, Jason Anick, Ran Blake, Ayn Inserto, Sean Jones, George Garzone, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Jason Palmer, and Sara Serpa.

A committed educator, Yeager is Assistant Professor of Piano at Berklee College of Music. He is an honors graduate of the Tufts University/New England Conservatory Double Degree Program, where he studied International Relations and Jazz Performance. His primary teachers and mentors, in both performance and composition, were Fred Hersch, Danilo Pérez, Sophia Rosoff, Ran Blake, Frank Carlberg, and Jerry Bergonzi. Yeager earned a Master of Music degree at the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, where he studied with Danilo Pérez, Doug Johnson, Joe Lovano, John Patitucci, Terri Lynne Carrington, Adam Cruz, and more.


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”...[Jason Yeager] always impressed me with his talent, his curiosity and his desire to create his own music while really investigating the jazz piano tradition.” -Fred Hersch, Grammy-nominated pianist/composer and Doris Duke Fellow

“An individualist with a high concept, his music contains grace and color and a great deal of depth.” -Greg Osby, saxophonist/composer

“An incredible composer and musician...[who] surprises you like a thunderbolt….I think there's a potential for genius.” -Ran Blake, pianist/composer, MacArthur Fellow

“Yeager plays a thoughtfully subtle, harmonically advanced sort of piano with great touch.” -Grego Edwards, All About Jazz

“Modern and vintage classical sounds are delivered with a jazz sensibility in this intelligent album….The mood stays consistently pastoral and impressionistic, as if you were sonically walking through Monet's garden.” -George W

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Album New Songs of Resistance by Jason Yeager

New Songs of...

Outside in Music

Album All At Onceness by Jason Yeager

All At Onceness

Red Piano Records

Album Affirmation by Jason Yeager


Inner Circle Music

Gracias A La Vida

Gracias A La Vida

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New Songs of Resistance

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